Ex-cop found guilty of murder at trial in fatal shooting of neighbor Botham Jean

Former Dallas Officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder today for fatally shooting her neighbour Botham Jean.

Amber Guyger was off-duty but in uniform when she shot Jean last year. She mistakenly entered his apartment, thinking it was hers, then “thinking he was an intruder”, she shot and killed him.

Deliberations started Monday afternoon after a week-long trial, which included the playing of the 911 call that Guyger made after shooting Jean along with bodycam video from officers who responded to the scene.


The jury was tasked with deciding whether or not Guyger, 31, acted reasonably when she used her gun and if she intentionally killed Jean or if a lesser charge of manslaughter, which involves reckless conduct, was warranted, Nbc reports.


She faces a maximum of life in prison.

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